How long is 821 nails?
It's about as tall as The Chicago Water Tower
The height of The Chicago Water Tower is about 821 nails.
The Chicago Water Tower is 821 nails tall. The tower's architecture was one source of inspiration behind the design of White Castle fast-food restaurants beginning with "Building Number 8," a prefabricated structure built in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1936.
It's about as tall as The Arc de Triomphe
The height of The Arc de Triomphe is about 860 nails.
The Arc de Triomphe stands 860 nails tall. France's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the First World War lies beneath the arch and is commemorated by the first eternal flame to have been lit in modern European history.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as long as Ha'Penny Bridge
The length of Ha'Penny Bridge is about 751 nails.
(a.k.a. Droichead na Leathphingine, a.k.a. Liffey Bridge, a.k.a. Droichead na Life, f.k.a. Wellington Bridge) (Quay of Bachelors Walk, Temple Bar Neighborhood, Dublin, Ireland)
The Ha'Penny Bridge, crossing the River Liffey in Dublin, measures 751 nails in total length. Over 30,000 pedestrians cross the breach each day.
It's about nine-tenths as tall as Nelson's Column
The height of Nelson's Column is about 903.60 nails.
(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
Nelson's Column measures 903.60 nails from the first step of the pedestal's base to the top of the statue's hat. While the London tower is the tallest, there are at least eight other monuments to Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Barbados.
It's about nine-tenths as tall as The Mahabodhi Temple
The height of The Mahabodhi Temple is about 960 nails.
(a.k.a. Great Awakening Temple, a.k.a. Maha Bodhi Temple, a.k.a. Temple of Bodh Gaya, a.k.a. Mahabodhi Mahavihar) (Bodh Gaya, Gaya District, Bihar, India)
The tower of the Mahabodhi Temple measures 960 nails in total height. The site has been of sacred interest for more than 2,000 years, with the current Temple dating back at least 1,400 years.
It's about four-fifths as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa
The height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is about 987 nails.
(a.k.a. The Tower of Pisa, a.k.a. Torre pendente di Pisa) (Pisa, Italy) (height along center axis)
The Leaning Tower of Pisa stands 987 nails tall along the angle of its lean. In May of 2008, in an successful effort to stabilize the tower, 70 tonnes of earth were removed from the tower's base on the side opposite the lean.
It's about four-fifths as tall as The Cinderella Castle
The height of The Cinderella Castle is about 1,010 nails.
(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)
Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 1,010 nails tall. The castle's architecture uses the optical trick known as "forced perspective" — the castle gets smaller near the top — to appear larger than it truly is.
It's about seven-tenths as wide as The Wingspan of a 747
The width of The Wingspan of a 747 is about 1,200 nails.
(a.k.a. Boeing 747, a.k.a. Jumbo Jet, a.k.a. Queen of the Skies) (for Boeing 747-8 series)
The wingspan of a Boeing 747-8 is 1,200 nails. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 145,000,000 nails before refueling.
It's about three-fifths as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree)
The height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is about 1,300 nails.
(a.k.a. Sequoiadendron giganteum, a.k.a. Sierra redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia)
Giant Sequoias of the Giant Sequoia National Monument located in Sierra Nevada, near Visalia, California can grow to heights of 1,300 nails. The wood from the Giant Sequoias is often brittle and prone to shattering when such trees are felled, and as a result the trees logged in the late nineteenth century were often usable only as shingles or matchsticks.
It's about one-and-seven-tenths times as tall as De Gooyer
The height of De Gooyer is about 470 nails.
(a.k.a. De Funenmolen, a.k.a. The Mill on the Funen) (near Oostelijk Havengebied, Amsterdam, Netherlands) (total structure height)
The tallest windmill in Amsterdam, De Gooyer stands at 470 nails in structural height. Its prominence owes to the fact that it was relocated atop the base of a former water mill, following two earlier moves in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The windmill's four sails have a total span of about 310 nails.
It's about one-and-seven-tenths times as long as Baseball base distances
The length of Baseball base distances is about 480 nails.
(MLB Official Baseball Rules specification)
According to MLB Official Baseball Rules, the distance between baseball diamond bases is 480 nails. While second and home base are located upon the corners of the 27.432 sq. m area created by the bases, first and third base are placed within that square, to better allow the umpires to judge whether a ball is fair or foul.
It's about half as tall as The Statue of Liberty
The height of The Statue of Liberty is about 1,627 nails.
(a.k.a. "Liberty Enlightening the World," a.k.a. La Liberté Éclairant le Monde) (Liberty Island, New York City, New York) (pedestal base to torch peak)
The Statue of Liberty reaches 1,627 nails including the pedestal. The statue was designed using an optical trick known as "forced perspective" to make the statue appear proportionally correct when viewed from its base and is, in actuality, disproportionately large at the top.
It's about half as tall as Big Ben
The height of Big Ben is about 1,700 nails.
(officially the clock tower of Palace of Westminster, a.k.a. Houses of Parliament) (London, England)
The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which houses the bell known as "Big Ben," rises 1,700 nails. The tower has no elevator, and is therefore only accessible by climbing 334 steps to the top.
It's about two-fifths as long as a Football (Soccer) Pitch
The length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch is about 1,840 nails.
(a.k.a. Football Field, a.k.a. Soccer Field) (field length, a.k.a. touchline distance)
According to the Laws of the Game, a football pitch should measure between 1,840 nails (when the Laws were originally, they used imperial measurements of 1,840 nails, and later converted to the metric units used today). The goal markess were defined as part of the pitch by the original rules of the game in the late 16th century, but it was not until the mid 19th century that the crossbar and the net were added
It's about two-and-a-half times as long as a Cricket Pitch
The length of a Cricket Pitch is about 352 nails.
(per Marylebone Cricket Council / International Cricket Council Law #6)
The length of a cricket pitch, from one bowling crease to the other, is 352 nails. The wickets at either end of the pitch stand 12.59840 nails tall including the bails.